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2020-08-05 -Short Attention Span Theater-
StarShip SN5 just successfully completed 150 meter hop.
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Posted by 3dc 2020-08-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [328 views ]  Top

#1 Jet pack has been around since the 50s? This is bigger version of the same and pants are being wet everywhere...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-05 06:03||   2020-08-05 06:03|| Front Page Top

#2 M. Murcek, this is an early test object for a returnable second stage for the coming largest rocket ever. It is 9 meters wide. (most rockets max at 3.6m) It's 50 meters high and can carry >> more than 100 ton payload. No rocket has done that. Not even the Saturn V.
This is the first test hop of the stainless steel rocket. This one is missing the payload and leading cone area (hence the box of steel rolls at the top). When development is completed it should be able in passenger mode to carry 100 astronauts.
Not bad for a single stage.
Posted by 3dc 2020-08-05 07:26||   2020-08-05 07:26|| Front Page Top

#3 What is that burning at 0:36?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-08-05 08:27||   2020-08-05 08:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Nice. Wonder how well itll do when they install the California emissions equipment?
Posted by BrerRabbit 2020-08-05 14:35||   2020-08-05 14:35|| Front Page Top

#5 If COVID-21 is improved (more worser?) over the current version it's all moot.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-05 15:25||   2020-08-05 15:25|| Front Page Top

#6  What is that burning at 0:36?

Beirut. Oh, wait. Wrong thread.
Posted by SteveS 2020-08-05 17:20||   2020-08-05 17:20|| Front Page Top

#7 There has been discussion of that burning at NASAspaceflight dot com. No answers from SpaceX. Two major guesses are paint on some engine piping or small leaks in a preburner pipe.
Posted by 3dc 2020-08-05 21:59||   2020-08-05 21:59|| Front Page Top

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